Polish off - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpɑːlɪʃ ˈɒf|
Brit.  |ˈpɒlɪʃ ɒf|


- finish a task completely (syn: clear up, finish up, get through, mop up, wrap up)
- kill intentionally and with premeditation (syn: bump off, dispatch, hit, murder, off, remove, slay)
- finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table (syn: eat up, finish)

Extra examples

I've a pile of letters to polish off before I can go home.

They could polish off a barrel of beer in half an hour.

You have to polish off three experienced players before you can win the prize.

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